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"See-Through" Touchscreen Solves Fat Finger Problem

fury88 fat-fingers away! (170 comments)

Damn you double posts! I need one of those touchscreens. I fat fingered it!

more than 5 years ago
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"See-Through" Touchscreen Solves Fat Finger Problem

fury88 Wow mighty thin.. (170 comments)

Wow that would be one mighty thin iPhone. Lets see Apple come up with that one!

more than 5 years ago
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"See-Through" Touchscreen Solves Fat Finger Problem

fury88 Wow might thin.. (170 comments)

That would be one mighty thin iPhone. Let's see Apple come up with that one!

more than 5 years ago
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Nanotubes Form The Darkest Material Yet Created

fury88 Wow.. a use for TV Hockey broadcasts (324 comments)

You can't complain about not being able to see the hockey puck on TV now!!

more than 6 years ago

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fury88 fury88 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

fury88 writes "I've recently begun the long and tedious job search for a Senior Software Engineer. It's been a few years since I've really looked at the market and what makes it more difficult is I need to relocate to another city and state. To my surprise, I've been getting dozens of calls from Indian recruiters. Of course they are going by "Justin" or "Ashley" but I can't understand a word they are saying. Here's what gets me that I thought I'd like to share. Do these companies really know who they are using to staff positions? I am all for listening to anyone that has a good offer for me no matter who they are but if I can't understand what they are saying, how does that help? I literally had to hang up on one of them because they weren't listening to me. It seems to me that if I was a company who hired a staffing agency, I would sure as hell want the recruiters to be able to communicate effectively, otherwise you risk losing qualified candidates. Am I wrong here and how long has this been going on?"
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fury88 fury88 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

fury88 writes "A story hot off Reuters claims that a German motorist literally followed directions of the in-car navigation system and drove into a portable toilet hut.

A German motorist followed the command "Turn right now!" from his navigation system and crashed into a small toilet hut by the side of the road — about 30 yards before the crossing he was meant to take.

This makes me wonder how often this happens. GPS satellites are known to have a margin of error and I wonder what kind of havoc would be caused if these were messed with. I've heard of stories of drivers literally thinking "cruise control" was auto-pilot and taking a nap and crashing their RV."
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fury88 fury88 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

fury88 writes "A story out of CNET today relays word out of the ToorCon hacker conference that Firefox is critically flawed and may not be patchable.

"The flaw is specific to Firefox's implementation of JavaScript, a 10-year-old scripting language widely used on the Web. In particular, various programming tricks can cause a stack overflow error, Spiegelmock said. The implementation is a "complete mess," he said. "It is impossible to patch.""

I don't know about everyone else, but I've definitely found myself using Opera more often lately, mostly just because of speed issues I can't figure out. I guess we ought to just rotate our browsers regularly!"

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